Drama
Dance Without Me
Ghostly International
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2020
LP
19.99/23.39
GI -355 / Includes Download Code
Spot-varnished sleeve
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Tracklist
17:04 AM
2Years
3Forever and a Day
4Hold On
5Gimme Gimme
6Good For Nothing
7People Like You
8Days and Days
9Lifetime
10Nine One One
11Dance Without Me

A multicultural collaboration between producer Na’el Shehade and vocalist Via Rosa, the project plays to the complementary dynamics of their pairing, blurring the lines between R&B and dance-pop, heartbreak and bliss. Following their signing to Ghostly International in 2019, they realize their years-in-the-making full-length debut, aptly titled Dance Without Me, a refined collection that recasts romantic tragedy as moonlit self-acceptance.

There is lush lovelorn affliction blended into the tracks on Dance Without Me. DRAMA’s first record appears remarkably refined for a young band; Rosa’s lyrical candor creates expressionistic narratives about interpersonal intricacies all finessed for the club by Shehade. Here we see a lyricist whose vocal stylings are, not just complimented, but completed by a producer, and a producer whose genteel tracks are given a soul, however blue, depicted in a collaborator’s deeply human lyrics.